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The Resource Constituency representation in Congress : the view from Capitol Hill, Kristina C. Miler

Constituency representation in Congress : the view from Capitol Hill, Kristina C. Miler

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Constituency representation in Congress : the view from Capitol Hill
Title
Constituency representation in Congress
Title remainder
the view from Capitol Hill
Statement of responsibility
Kristina C. Miler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Congressional representation requires that legislators be aware of the interests of constituents in their districts and behave in ways that reflect the wishes of their constituents. But of the many constituents in their districts, who do legislators in Washington actually see, and who goes unseen? Moreover, how do these perceptions of constituents shape legislative behavior? This book answers these fundamental questions by developing a theory of legislative perception that leverages insights from cognitive psychology. Legislators are shown to see only a few constituents in their district on a given policy, namely those who donate to their campaigns and contact the legislative office, and fail to see many other relevant constituents. Legislators are also subsequently more likely to act on behalf of the constituents they see, while important constituents not seen by legislators are rarely represented in the policymaking process. Overall, legislators' views of constituents are limited and flawed, and even well-meaning legislators cannot represent their constituents if they do not accurately see who is in their district"--
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1974-
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Miler, Kristina C.
Dewey number
324.73/074
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Representative government and representation
Label
Constituency representation in Congress : the view from Capitol Hill, Kristina C. Miler
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. The unanswered question of legislative perceptions -- 2. A dyadic theory of subconstituency representation -- 3. The psychology of constituency representation -- 4. Subconstituents relevant to health policy and natural resources policy -- 5. Explaining legislative perceptions -- 6. The effects of legislative perception on participation -- 7. Reassembling the district as a whole -- 8. Perception, reform, and representation in Congress
Control code
ocn668431384
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (214 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521765404
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)668431384
Label
Constituency representation in Congress : the view from Capitol Hill, Kristina C. Miler
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. The unanswered question of legislative perceptions -- 2. A dyadic theory of subconstituency representation -- 3. The psychology of constituency representation -- 4. Subconstituents relevant to health policy and natural resources policy -- 5. Explaining legislative perceptions -- 6. The effects of legislative perception on participation -- 7. Reassembling the district as a whole -- 8. Perception, reform, and representation in Congress
Control code
ocn668431384
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (214 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521765404
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)668431384

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